Humor as Social Control

Description: Lecture, four hours. Hegemonic humor directs laughter of more powerful people against those with less power. In this case laughter becomes weapon used against Latinos and immigrants. With rise of Latinos in last decade, there has been increase of various guises of anti-Latino hegemonic humor in commercial mass-mediated popular culture. Exploration of theorizing, as well as today's myriad examples, of such humor to develop critical literacy of social work it accomplishes. Letter grading.

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